135 posts tagged beautydiys
I had my adorable niece Mia over the other day and after suggesting a million things to do, we finally decided on painting our nails. I got out my bag of polishes to which she declared ‘you have a LOT of nail polish Aunty Em. SO. MANY.’ Haha! I think she’ll understand when she gets older! But the beauty of having so many is I can do lots of different styles and after seeing this DIY I realised I had all the colours to do this. What a pretty and cute manicure to brighten up these dark Autumn days!
If you have trouble getting to sleep, lavender essential oil can be a god send. Made into a scrub and combined with a warm bath/shower is even better - hello sweet dreams!
Dry shampoo is so amazing but if you’re not used to using it you can end up with white roots and look like you’re going grey prematurely! This great homemade powder has two mixes - for dark hair and light hair. All natural, and great to extend the life of a blow-out… or for those days you just can’t be bothered washing your hair!
If I saw someone walking down the street with hair like this, I would assume it was done by a hairdresser or that Fudge hair colour - nope, Kool Aid! This DIY takes you step by step through how to prep your hair and the ingredients to dye it. This is only temporary of course, which means you can have pastel hair for Spring and back to ‘normal’ when you’re done!
Though it’s Autumn here at the moment, I’m still in love with all the Spring fashions and crafts I’m seeing! I especially love these nails from Maegan and their swirly, cloud like effect. I’ve never tried painting all my nails different colours, but as someone who adores pastels, i’m thinking I might have to try this!
Remember when you were younger and you’d see the front of fashion mags that had a cure for cellulite?! I remember thinking- why is everyone always freaking out about cellulite?! Get over it people! Yeah, well now I’m older I understand. Not that my life will end because I have cellulite, but it’s not pleasant is it?! Here is a great, all natural at home recipe to help fight it. It’s not going to get rid of it, but if it reduces the appearance, well then why not. Plus it smells awesome and does a great job exfoliating. Just don’t eat it!
I have one of these nubby soap molds, and let me tell you, they are fantastic to massage with in the shower! I never thought to make kitchen soap with it. The addition of poppyseed and lemon will really clean off all those gross food smells. Adding this to my soap making list!
That’s right, homemade! I was intrigued too! Basically you paint your nail polish onto plastic and then ‘glue’ them on with clear nail polish (it’s explained a lot better in the tutorial!) This would be a great way to try out some of those nail art tutorials I see but aren’t game to try because I’m pretty terrible at painting my right hand!
I’m loving this mix & match mani with it’s dots and lines! This might take a while to get perfect but it’s worth it!
Here’s a different twist on the normal French Manicure! Man I really love that gold glitter base. It goes so well with the taupe!
I always find these tutorials on Pintrest and the like where they say ‘this is soeasy to do, and it takes less than five seconds’. Then I try and it ends up taking half an hour and I’m running late for work and I stick my head with a bobby pin and UGH! But I tried this one this morning and I can confirm… yes you have to use about a billion pins but it looks amazing and I still got out of the house on time!
I’ve been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately. It’s been a horrible combination of my depression & anxiety and the terrible heat! I would rather use something natural to help me get to sleep so I’m keen to try something like this. A lot of people use lavender directly on their skin/pillow, but I prefer something less strong. If anyone else has tips on helping you get to sleep, share them below!
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again - Minted Strawberry does the bestnail tutorials! I love this on because it’s a tricky pattern to do, but of course she makes it look so simple! Plus I love the colour combo she has used, but wouldn’t pink and mint look amazing too!?
As a perpetual pony-tailer, I love this tutorial for it’s new twist on the old favourite! And it’s so simple to do too, I swear - you could probably do it right now if you have long hair and a ponytail holder!
I’m starting to think that Racoons are going to be the ‘it’ animal of 2013 because I’ve been seeing adorable DIYs featuring the little critters everywhere! There are two versions of the eye mask here from Buzzmills - a soothing, lavender filled pillow and a soft felt one to wear when you’re catching some zzz’s. Both of these would make great gifts - get on the raccoon bandwagon now!